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Jun
23
Fri
North Sparta Church of God Fireworks Booth
Jun 23 – Jul 4 all-day

Need some fireworks for your 4th of July celebration? Look no further, North Sparta Church of God has a fireworks booth at 1819 Roberts Matthews Hwy, Sparta, TN near Total Look Hair Design. All proceeds will go to fund the church’s youth program for the year.

Jun
27
Tue
DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you’re in the 4th – 12th grade and would like to learn to sew, join the 4-H Sewing Club the second Tuesday of each month at the UT Extension office in the DeKalb County Community Center. The meetings are from 3 to 5 pm.

Due to the expense of supplies, there is a $40 fee. For more information, please call (615) 597-4945.

Jun
28
Wed
McMinnville Farmer’s Market
Jun 28 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come on out to the McMinnville Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday and Saturday from 6am-noon. Get your fresh fruits, vegetables, and more. Located by the water tower behind E. Main St. For more information call 931-473-1212

Putnam County Library Story Time
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

The Putnam County Library will host Story Time on Wednesdays at 10 am. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 526-2416.

Crossville Hosts Free Arthritis Exercise
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cumberland County UT Extension Agent Kelli Bottoms invites you to a 6 week Free Arthritis Exercise program each Wednesday at 1 pm at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. Learn the healthy way to deal with the problem, and be able to cut down on the pain medicine.

This class is free and for more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Art Center Hosts Paint with Pastels
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Beverly Olin offers a three session Paint with Pastels class on techniques for pastel painting on Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 pm at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Fairfield Glade. The cost is $51 for members and $66 for non-members. Students are asked to bring a selection of photographs as reference material for their painting.

There are several supplies that students should also bring including a selection of pastels (soft pastels, Nupastels (harder), and pastel pencils), papers foam core board and tape, acetate sheet or was paper, paper towels, and a old towel. A complete list of supplies will be available at registration. A selection of papers will be available to purchase from the instructor for $1 to $4 per sheet. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Jun
29
Thu
Girl Scouts vs Boy Scouts of Cookeville Blood Drive
Jun 29 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of our area are having a challenge for a great cause. They are inviting you to donate blood to Blood Assurance of Cookeville now through the end of June to help save lives. The Girl Scout Troop & Boy Scout Unit with the most donations will win an ice cream party. A patch will be given to each scout who sends at least one donor. All blood donors will receive a free t-shirt.

Jun
30
Fri
2017 Firecracker Flea Market
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

What’s more All-American than hunting for a bargain? You’re sure to find one as part of the 2017 Firecracker Flea Market at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, Friday June 30 and Saturday July 1.

It’s two days of one-of-a-kind crafts and treasures…maybe a piece of history…perhaps that thing you’ve been searching for. Find it during the Firecracker Flea Market featuring more than 50 vendors. It’s Friday and Saturday 8am-8pm both days. Admission is free.

Reserve your booth now for three days of bargain, one-of-a-kind gifts, great food and fun. Booths are available now through PutnamCounty Parks and Recreation. Space is limited so get your booth now. See the booth layouts and prices by calling the Parks and Rec office at 526-8015.

It’s a red, white and blue shopping spectacular…the 2017 Firecracker Flea Market. Friday June 30 and Saturday July 1 at the PutnamCounty Fairgrounds.

Main Street Live! McMinnville @ Security Federal Savings Bank
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm

Come down to the US Bank Plaza to enjoy live music, fine food, and craft beverages in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Jul
1
Sat
46th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival
Jul 1 – Jul 2 all-day

Come one, come all to downtown Smithville, Tennessee, beautiful DeKalb County, and the 46th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival! This milestone event will be held Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st, 2017. The Festival begins at 9:00 am each day, and continues until the final competition has been awarded. With over 35 music and dance categories, streets full of hand-made crafts, and over a dozen food booths, there is something for everyone at the Jamboree. You have to experience it in person…come and see the Jamboree!

The Jamboree is one of those events in life you just have to experience in person…the taste of a funnel cake, the stomp of the dancers on stage, the beauty of the arts, the sounds of old-time and bluegrass music filling the air. But if you aren’t able to make it, DTC will stream it live on their on their DTC3.tv website, or hear a live broadcast of the event on WJLE. We hope you will come us join us, though…come get your slice of down home fun!

The mission of the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival is to preserve and perpetuate traditional Appalachian and Old-Time music, dance, and crafts.

Fireworks: Smithville
Jul 1 – Jul 2 all-day

Pates Ford Marina/FishLipz Resort

Located on the southern end of Center Hill Lake

July 1 ~ Firework Show

July 1 & 2 ~ Anthony Orio & the Goodfellars

For more info, call 615-597-4807

McMinnville Farmer’s Market
Jul 1 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come on out to the McMinnville Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday and Saturday from 6am-noon. Get your fresh fruits, vegetables, and more. Located by the water tower behind E. Main St. For more information call 931-473-1212

19th Annual Fiddler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The 19th Annual Fiddler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run benefiting Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, TN, Inc., will be held in Downtown Smithville on July 1st. Join us for a fun and festive race during the weekend of the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival!

Early bird pre-registration rates are available until May 6th — both by paper and online. Check out www.fiddler5k.com to download a paper registration form or to find the link to online registration.

Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and America Legion Post 4 Hosts Have Coffee with a Veteran
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and American Legion Post 4 invite you to Have Coffee with a Veteran on the first Saturday of each month from 8 to 11 am at the VFW Post building on Henson Street in Livingston.

All are invited, especially those who have served or who are currently serving in our armed forces, to come and have coffee, conversation, and enjoy the comradeship of our veterans. For more information, please call (931) 403-4003.

American Legion Post 46: Junior Shooting Program Cookeville
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

American Legion Post 46 invites students ages 12 through graduation to their Junior Shooting Program. The goal is to train juniors to be able to compete on a Collegiate Shooting Team. Rifles, equipment, targets & pellets will be provided. Training & shooting will be held at Veterans Hall  in Cookeville on Saturdays from 9 to 1pm. For more information, visit our Facebook page: American Legion Post 46 Junior Shooting Club.

Benefit Poker Run for Sam Crawford
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am

Come out and support Sam Crawford and family with a benefit poker run. A Donation will get you into the ride, $10 for the first hand, $5 for each additional hand. There will be live music, food, silent auction, and much much more! For more information contact Shane 931-267-7254, Wendy 931-261-8219, or Broc 931-212-1365

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Twice Told Tales Bookstore is a used book sale hosted by The Friends of the Library is open the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm at the Putnam County Library. For more information, please call (931) 526-2416 or visit www.pclibrary.org .

Red White & Boom Classic Car Cruise
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate America’s birthday with a pure American classic! Amazing cars, classic trucks and revved-up cycles will be on display during the Red White & Boom Classic Car Cruise, Saturday July 1 from Noon until 4pm at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. It’s free to show your cars and free for those wanting to see this special show.

Bring your classics to the Fairgrounds – enter through the West Gates off Walnut Avenue only. The first 200 drivers will receive a dash plate.

Prizes will be given away every 30 minutes during the show….plus there will be plenty of great classic music…and delicious food at the Fairgrounds. As you enjoy the classic cruise-in, get registered for a 50-50 drawing, to be given away at 3:45pm.

Help make this the biggest show between Nashville and Knoxville….and celebrate the fourth. Bring your classic vehicles to the Putnam County Fairgrounds and show them off. And show up to see all these classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles too!

It’s the Red White & Boom Classic Car Cruise Saturday the first at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. For questions, call (931) 260-8020.

SlideCKVL
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 10:00 pm

Downtown Cookeville will turn into a splish-splashing fun place for your family this Fourth Of July Weeekend. 106-9 Kicks Country’s SlideCKVL presented by Nissan Of Cookeville.

Enjoy the 1,000 foot slip and slide with your kids Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2. Saturday, slide from from Noon until 10pm. Sunday, you can slide from Noon until 8pm. Grab your swimsuit and inner tube and slide down Broad Street starting at the Courthouse Square. Hang on as the water propels you down the hill before your big splash near Dogwood Park.

Keep yourself hydrated while you slide with food and drinks from local vendors and civic groups at the bottom of the slide thanks to Cookeville CityScape. You can also enjoy the KidZone in Dogwood Park with plenty of fun for smaller kids.

Special-Priced Tickets are on sale now at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. Save on your SlideCKVL tickets by buying them early. Day-Of Tickets and Armband Pickup will be located next to Borden’s Jewelry. Day-of sales will be cash only.

To participate in SlideCKVL, you must:

  • Be at least 5 years old and at least 46 inches high
  • Sign an injury release form
  • Ride on an inner tube or inflatable float – one person per tune
Fireworks: Downtown Byrdstown
Jul 1 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Food and craft booths, old fashioned games, music in the evening prior to the fireworks display on Saturday, July 1st from 3-10pm

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Saturday night Tom Fincher and the Southern Pride Band are playing live for everyone who enjoys a good dance at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville from 6 to 8 pm. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Tom Fincher at (931) 484-6790.

Fireworks: Silver Point @ Hurricane Marina
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday July 1 ~ Fireworks Celebration ~ Midnight Riders Band ~ 6:30 to 10pm ~ Fireworks Show at Dark Thirty

For more info, call 931-858-2221

Jul
2
Sun
Independence Celebration: Downtown Granville
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bring your whole family, chairs, blankets and come celebrate Independence Day on July 2 from Noon to 5pm with fireworks at 9pm

Jul
3
Mon
Rock The Dock 2017 & Patriot Marketplace @ Mitchell Creek Marina @ Mitchell Creek Marina
Jul 3 all-day

Come on out July 3rd for Rock the Dock & Patriot market place! There will be live music, fun factory, Wounded Warrior Project, and a Fireworks Show! Plus, Dallas Powers will be hand turning his amazing wooden bowls and creations dockside.

Blood Drive @ U.S. Bank Cookeville
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Bloodmobile will be at U.S. Bank in Cookeville from 9am to 3pm July 3rd. All donors will receive a “Heart of a Hero” T-Shirt and all donors 18 and up will be entered to win a grill and a vacation getaway valued at $1,500! To schedule an appointment click here, all donors who sign up for an appointment and keep it will also receive a 12 pack cooler. Please remember to eat a good meal, drink additional water, bring a photo ID, and avoid energy drinks!!

Mitchell Creek Marina Invites You To Rock The Dock 2017 And Patriot Marketplace
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Mitchell Creek Marina of Livingston invites you to Rock the Dock 2017 and Patriot Marketplace on Monday, July 3. There will be live music, fun factory, Wounded Warrior Project, and a fireworks show.

Dallas Powers will also be hand turning his wooden bowls and creations dockside. This is a free event. For more information, please call (931) 823-1666, email info@mitchellcreekmarina.com, or visit MitchellCreekMarina.com.

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your project with or without problems to the Open Beading Class on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at The Art Guild in Crossville from 10 am to 12 noon. You will receive lots of compassion and conversation during this class. There is a $5 fee for non-members for studio use.
For more information, please call (931) 484-3722.

West View Baptist Church of Cookeville Hosts Giveaway
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

West View Baptist Church encourages you to stop by the free clothing giveaway the first and third Monday of each month from 11 am to 1 pm. The church is located on Laurel Avenue in Cookeville. For more information, please call (931) 526-7220 or visit WestViewCookeville.org. .

Jul
4
Tue
Fourth of July Celebration at Fall Creek Falls State Park
Jul 4 all-day

Dress up your car, your bike, or yourself for the traditional parade to Campground “A”. After watermelon and cake, field events such a sack race, the egg toss, tug-o-war, and other family favorites will be held in the Campground “A” field.

Enjoy A Flea Market, Music And Food At Monterey’s 4th Of July Celebration
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Enjoy a flea market, music, and food at Monterey’s 4th of July celebration at Whittaker Park on Tuesday, July 4. This is an all day event, with fireworks at dark.

For more information, please call (931) 839-2111 or visit MontereyTN.com.

4th of July Pro-Troop Rally @ Cumberland County Courthouse
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The annual 4th of July Pro-Troop Rally will be held on Tuesday July 4th from 9-1 at the Cumberland County Courthouse. The celebration will include interesting and informative speakers, plus talented entertainers. The program will include a parade on Main Street sponsored by the local DAR chapter, as well as other attractions. A flag-folding ceremony and recognition of all military ranches will also take place. Free food, soft drinks, and water will be available, donated by local merchants. Limited seating is available, but attendees are encouraged to bring chairs. For more information about this event, please call coordinator Debbie Towns at 931-248-1562, or Ed Lewis at 931-335-8879.

Red White and Boom
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 pm

10:00am: Kids Wagon And Bike 4th Of July Parade Courthouse Square
Bring the kids in patriotic costumes with their decorated bikes as we kickoff the July 4th Celebration.

10:30am July 4th Patriotic Celebration Courthouse, West Side
Join County Manager Randy Porter as they celebrate America’s 241st birthday with local heroes and music.

11:00am Tour Putnam County Courthouse Downtown Cookeville
In honor of Putnam County’s 175th Birthday, see historical artifacts and anniversary displays as you tour the historic Putnam County Courthouse.
4:00pm-5:00pm 4th of July Watermelon Eating Contest at Putnam County Fairgrounds
4:00pm-6:00pm Cookeville Community Band Concert On Lite Rock 95.9 And News Talk 94.1/AM 1600
Patriotic sounds of the fourth from Sunday night’s performance.
5:30pm Pre-Boom Kids Zone Putnam County Fairgrounds
Reserve your spot and enjoy inflatables, games, snow cones, cotton candy, burgers, fried oreos and more.
5:30pm Pre-Boom Concert Featuring Legacy And Special Guests Putnam County Fairgrounds
Get ready for the fireworks with the music of an Upper Cumberland treasure with a free show as we await the fireworks.
6:00pm-8:45pm Upper Cumberland 4th Live On Lite Rock 95.9, 106-9 Kicks Country, Rock 93-7 and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.

Celebrate America’s Birthday with an All-American musical celebration as we countdown to the fireworks.
8:45pm-9:15pm Fireworks Show Putnam County Fairgrounds
The state’s second biggest show caps off the 4th.
Music for the show live on Rock 93-7, 106-9 Kicks Country, Lite Rock 95.9, and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.
9:15pm-12:00am Gator’s After Party
Wrap up the 4th of July with Gator and a summertime party of great music.

Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy Tuesdays at the Movies at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library at 2 pm. A different movie is shown every Tuesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room for free.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Charlie at (931) 484-6790 ext. 223.

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Jul 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to Silver Point Community Center’s weekly Dance and Country Music Event every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9 pm. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

Concessions will be available. For more information, please call (931) 858-5671 or (931) 261-4830.

Upper Cumberland’s Barbershop Chorus Weekly Singing
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to sing with the Upper Cumberland Barbershop Chorus each Tuesday at 7 pm at J&S Construction in Cookeville. Enter through the kitchen in the back. For more information, please call (931) 525-1880.

Fireworks: Doyle Softball Park
Jul 4 @ 7:45 pm

Doyle Fireworks Show will be July 4, at dark, and will be held at the Doyle Softball Park. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for July 8.

Shake The Lake at Willow Grove Resort @ Willow Grove Resort
Jul 4 @ 7:45 pm

Experience one of the greatest firework shows on Dale Hollow Lake! Watch by land or water, it all starts at dusk/dark!

Jul
5
Wed
McMinnville Farmer’s Market
Jul 5 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come on out to the McMinnville Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday and Saturday from 6am-noon. Get your fresh fruits, vegetables, and more. Located by the water tower behind E. Main St. For more information call 931-473-1212

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville will host Stories, Music and Puppets for ages 1-101 every Wednesday during Quackers Story Time at 10 am. Parents and caregivers, please stay with your child during these fun programs which will take place in the Cumberland Meeting Room. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit ArtCircleLibrary.info .

Monterey Branch Library Hosts Preschool Story Time
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

The Monterey Library invites all preschool and home school students to Preschool Story Time every Wednesday at 11 am. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 839-2103 or visit PCLibrary.org .

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a free Noon Concert each Wednesday at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library. The concerts feature local talent. For more information, please visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Bring your dog to learn new tricks at the Dog Training Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The classes are held on Wednesdays and the schedule is as follows:
6 pm – Beginning Obedience – A class to teach your dog the basics.
7 pm – Drop-in Conformation – Come as you need or want to.
8 pm – Rally – A “nicer” form of obedience. You must take Basic Obedience first.

The obedience and rally class series is 10 weeks in length. Drop-In Conformation classes are $5 per dog per night. Most classes are $100 for the 10 week sessions. All “first-time” students are given a $10 discount on their first series of classes except Conformation Drop-In. For more information, please call (931) 788-1478.

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Jul 5 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Seniors who enjoy acting, drama, jokes and laughter should join the Reader’s Theater at Fair Park Senior Center on Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. No need to memorize your lines, everyone reads with expression. Actor Terry Burgess will be leading this fun hour every Wednesday.

Jul
6
Thu
Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

All beekeepers and those interested in bees are invited to the Cookeville Beekeepers monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Collegeside Church of Christ in Cookeville.

For more information, please call President David Laferney at (931) 261-7211, Secretary David Fox at (931) 260-3970, or visit CookevilleBeekeepers.com .

Jul
7
Fri
Main Street Live! McMinnville @ Security Federal Savings Bank
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm

Come down to the US Bank Plaza to enjoy live music, fine food, and craft beverages in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Jul
8
Sat
McMinnville Farmer’s Market
Jul 8 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come on out to the McMinnville Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday and Saturday from 6am-noon. Get your fresh fruits, vegetables, and more. Located by the water tower behind E. Main St. For more information call 931-473-1212

Monterey VFW Post 6277 Hosts Open House
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Monterey VFW Post 6277 invites veterans and their families to an open house the second Saturday of each month from 8 to 10 am at the VFW Post on South Poplar Street. Coffee and donuts will be served. For more information, please call James McCracken at (931) 839-7830.

American Legion Post 46: Junior Shooting Program Cookeville
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

American Legion Post 46 invites students ages 12 through graduation to their Junior Shooting Program. The goal is to train juniors to be able to compete on a Collegiate Shooting Team. Rifles, equipment, targets & pellets will be provided. Training & shooting will be held at Veterans Hall  in Cookeville on Saturdays from 9 to 1pm. For more information, visit our Facebook page: American Legion Post 46 Junior Shooting Club.

Blood Drive @ Mid-State Motorsports Cookeville
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bloodmobile will be at Mid-State Motorsports in Cookeville from 10am to 4pm July 8th. All donors will receive a “Heart of a Hero” T-Shirt and all donors 18 and up will be entered to win a grill and a vacation getaway valued at $1,500! To schedule an appointment click here, all donors who sign up for an appointment and keep it will also receive a 12 pack cooler. Please remember to eat a good meal, drink additional water, bring a photo ID, and avoid energy drinks!!

Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft Hosts Second Saturday Craft Days
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville invites you to the Second Saturday events each month from 9 am to 4 pm. Children and adults are invited to immerse themselves in art and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for artists and techniques.

Workshops are open to anyone. For more information, please call (931) 372-6891.